Alda Lois Braunig Feferman, 100, of Amarillo, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Stan Adelman officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
She was born in Amarillo, on Jan. 8, 1912, and recently celebrated her 100 birthday, surrounded by her family and friends. Even at 100 years, she still had a keen sense of humor and thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing about the past. She attended Ward Belmont College in Nashville, TN, and Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Upon completing college, she married Abe Feferman at the Herring Hotel and after, a honeymoon in Colorado Springs. Both the Fefermans and Braunigs were well known merchant families, with ownership of the Army & Navy Store (later, Feferman’s) and Regents, which was the first store in Amarillo to cater to women’s clothing.
Alda Lois was a volunteer at Northwest Texas Hospital for over 50 years. She also volunteered at Temple B’nai Israel in many capacities for most of her adult life. She loved to play cards, particularly bridge, and was still a winner until well into her late nineties, when her impaired vision made it impossible to play. She did beautiful handwork in both knitting and needlepoint. She was an avid reader and was a big sports fan, particularly the Dallas Cowboys.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Abe Feferman, her parents, Sid and Rae Braunig, and her younger brother, Gene and his wife Lorraine.
She is survived by three children son, Jerry S. (Kay) Feferman of Amarillo; son, Donald M. (Carol) Feferman, of Corpus Christi; and daughter, Judy Paulk of Austin; seven grandchildren, Richard (Stacy) Feferman of San Diego, Cal; Dr. Robert Feferman of Dallas; Josh (Tammy) Feferman of Dallas; Mark (Melissa) Feferman of Houston; Dr. Kery (Guy Watts) Feferman of Austin; David (Liz) Paulk of Lubbock; and Bryan (Cat) Paulk of Los Angeles, Cal. She has five great-grandchildren, Harris Feferman of Dallas; Ryan and Jonah Watts of Austin; and Axel and Sophie Paulk of Los Angels, CA.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to your favorite charity.